Category Archives: TV

Iron Fist: History, Controversy & Essential Reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. For the Irish that means beer flowing freely and corned beef, and for those fully engrossed into Marvel/Netflix’s The Defenders series, that means one thing : Iron Fist.  But who is Danny Rand, why is their controversy surrounding the show, and what should you be reading to get better acquainted with the character?

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What We Are Watching: The League

Forever Uncleeeeeannn!

Winter storm Stella has come crashing through the northeastern United States, destroying our dreams of an early spring. As you’re sitting on your couch, I hope you are enjoying your snow day with power. Now if you’re bored and hoping that today is the day you’ll stay in sweat pants and binge that new TV show on Netflix, I have just the show; The League.

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The Rise of Ra’s al Ghul in DC Live Action

It’s interesting to me how certain things catch an unexpected wind and take flight. Like viral videos (Seriously, how did Chewbacca mom get more than 11 total views), no one ever knows what will gain speed. A strange example to me is the abundance of appearances of Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters in DC live action over the last decade.
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Geeks Talk Wrestling #41: Road to Wrestlemania with Beeby

Brunner 1.0 is joined by Harrison Beeby to discuss the road to Wrestlemania that we are on. The matches, the emotion, the downfall of it all. Where do we go from here, with the Ultimate Thrill Ride just weeks away?

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The Grumpy Geek Wonders Where the Boy Wonder Is

What happened to Robin? I am working on a piece about the Rise of Ra’s al Ghul and his daughters in DC live action. I’m not sure why I have been engaged with the DC universe as of late. I never really read DC as a kid. I’ve made no pretenses about it, I am no fan of their film library. I never have been. But being engaged, researching, and watching DC TV has made me realize is how rich a stable of characters they have.

That being said, one of my complaints (there’s more than a few) about their film catalog has been the absence of an important character. Ever since Batman & Robin in 1997 (20 years ago), the Boy Wonder has disappeared from the DC Live Action plan.  Batman & Robin was bad…super bad…Clooney himself admitted it bad. That wasn’t Robin’s fault. No reason he had to suffer banishment. There is, however, a certain commitment to campiness when the Boy Wonder is involved, B &R was certainly that, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
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